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Youth Parliament 2022

By Trudy McBride | Posted: Wednesday October 20, 2021

Applications are open for students between 16-18 years old to be to represent their community through the Youth Parliament programme.

The next Youth Parliament will occur in 2022, with Youth MPs participating in a tenure programme from 1 March to 31 August, including attending a two-day Youth Parliament event in Wellington on 19 and 20 July. The Youth Parliament programme gives young people the opportunity to understand and be a part of the Parliamentary process and connect with their communities. It will be a significant opportunity for up to 120 young New Zealanders to gather the views of their peers and bring young peoples' voice to Parliament.

Every Member of Parliament will select a Youth MP to represent their community. Applications are being sought from interested students to be included in the Youth MP Selection process for the Dunedin Electorate.

Applicants must submit application containing the following:

· A completed application form

· A complete CV, including any information on community or volunteer work

· A three-minute video explaining why they believe they should be the next Youth MP for Dunedin

· aged 16-18 years old (inclusive) on 12 November 2021

· active in their community or region, or looking for ways to become active in their community or region (acknowledging that some candidates may not be familiar with politics or activism prior to applying)

· able to attend Youth Parliament on 19 and 20 July 2022 and commit to the Youth MP tenure, from 1 March to 31 August 2022 (training will be offered at the beginning of this tenure)

· interested in youth issues, politics and/ or social change

· able to seek the views, opinions and ideas of their peers and represent them at the two-day Youth Parliament 2022 event

· prepared to work within the protocols and behavioral expectations of Youth Parliament 2022.

Applications close on the 12th November 2021.

If you have any questions or would like more information on Youth Parliament 2022, please contact the Youth Parliament project team at youthparliament@parliament.govt.nz 

If you are interested in this please contact your local MP.